Thursday, July 25, 2013

Update: Three candidates to be onsite for Collegiate Pastor Search

In the process of searching for a Collegiate Pastor, we are now bringing in three candidates for onsite visits. The first will be here this weekend, the second will be with us next Wednesday evening, and the last will join us for the following Sunday. We will provide for interaction with the college students at the normal times on Sunday morning and Wednesday night.

In addition, the candidates will meet interact with the staff and then the Leadership Team.

Pray for the candidates and their families, for the college students as they meet these individuals, and for the Leadership Team as we evaluate how each of them seems to fit our ministry needs.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Collegiate Pastor Search Process

It's been a busy summer, much more so than I expected.  In part since I've been working very carefully and intensely through the search process for an individual who will serve in the collegiate pastor role.

I had intended to blog earlier about it but time slipped by rather fast. So here's an overview of how things are going in that process.

I posted the job on the SBC site back in May, and quickly began to receive resumes.  Now, almost two months later, in excess of 160 resumes have been submitted. The candidates have come from all over the world: some serving currently as missionaries, collegiate pastors, youth pastors, or as senior pastors. There's been a wide variety of educational background including seminary graduates. A good number had doctoral degrees or were in the process of obtaining a D.Min. or Ph.D.

There are a few that have filtered through to a short list of candidates, and have been involved in interviews on Skype or personal visits that I've made.  Three are under closer evaluation and it's my hope that soon we'll be able to have one or more visit with us.  Depending upon the timing of their visit, they will meet with the Leadership Team, ministry staff, and with a number of individuals involved in the collegiate ministry.

I will keep you posted on updates as things move further along.

Dr. Mark